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Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Guatemala

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  • Carla Canelas

    () (Paris School of Economics, Universit´e Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, France.)

  • Silvia Salazar

    () (Paris School of Economics, Universit´e Paris 1, Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, France.)

Abstract

This article examines the structure of gender and ethnic wage gaps, and the distribution of both paid and unpaid work in LAC countries. The results indicate that women are highly discriminated in the job market and undertake most of the domestic activities of the households. The indigenous population also suff ers from discrimination, but the wage gap is mainly explained by the difference in endowments, highlighting their limited access to education. The wage quantile decomposition results suggest the presence of sticky floors eff ects for both women and indigenous workers.

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  • Carla Canelas & Silvia Salazar, 2014. "Gender and Ethnicity in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Guatemala," Working Papers 11, Development and Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN), Vietnam.
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    Discrimination; ethnicity; gender; time-use;
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    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing

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